Oral Fixations: Awkward Eating Noises

We’ve all been there: you come across an enticing food item, maybe a piece of perfectly ripe fruit, or a decadent chocolate dessert. You take a bite. You close your eyes in ecstasy. You allow the food to linger on your tongue, and then it happens. You feel it sneak up. You can’t hold it back.

You experience a foodgasm. You moan in delight, and quite frankly it sounds like you’re gettin’ it on.

Everyone around you is uncomfortable, but you’re experiencing too much bliss to notice! Can anything be done about this sudden outburst of tastebud pleasure? Should anything be done?

I was guilty of this passionate outburst the other day. I came across a stunning container of strawberries at the grocery in Marbella, Spain while on spring break. Having spent two months in the root vegetable and apple hell that is a winter in Copenhagen, I was beyond delighted to come across berries. The next morning I took intense pleasure in washing and slicing the fruits to perfection. I popped them into a pristine bowl and commenced a breakfast fit for a produce queen. And I moaned, and moaned and moaned and moaned. My travel mates looked intensely disturbed, but I wasn’t about to silence my utterances for the sake of their comfort. Maybe it’s a hereditary thing. My mom tends to make some strange sounds and faces while indulging in a good meal. It makes squirm with unease, but I can relate.

The thing about making sex noises while eating is that I don’t think they should be stifled. Food is sexy. It excites the senses and allows us to temporarily abandon the world of the mind for the senses of the body. Thoughts are replaced by what we feel viscerally. It’s abut being mindful, not thoughtful.

So let those weird sounds and faces flow. Don’t hold back when you’re enjoying something good. Fine food is a pleasure that we should should savor at every opportunity we can, even if it makes our dining partners cringe.

Cherry on Top is SKC’s resident sex-food expert. Her favorite foods are chocolate, strawberries, and Indian food. She likes her men to be beautiful awkward weirdos, but isn’t too picky.

Originally posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012

3 Responses to “Oral Fixations: Awkward Eating Noises”

  1. Johanna

    April 13th, 2012

    I have done this so many times. Sorry not sorry, meek restaurant folk. If it’s good, you’re going to hear about it.

  2. Clara

    April 18th, 2012

    Don’t hold back! I would literally make love to gnocchi if I could. Crossing the line? I don’t even think so.

  3. Ray

    May 2nd, 2013

    its a complement, universal chain reaction to the incredible taste your taste buds are feeling that everyone recognizes. Usually those around smile inside knowing what you mean, and definitely can relate. Now, your level of HOW your expressing this? Well… thats a whole other topic on respect and self awareness.

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